Funeral expenses can be distressing when not you’re not prepared for it. Families that experience a loss will be facing the devastating effects today, tomorrow and for weeks to come. Starting a fundraiser can aid in shrinking the financial burdens associated with high funeral costs nowadays.
As reported by the National Funeral Directors Association in 2012, the average cost for a traditional funeral reached $7,045, and to add a vault, which is common for most cemeteries, will cost you an average of $1,000 more.
Death is a tragic event that affects families in a multitude of ways; financial stress does not need to be a part of the equation.
Raise Funds to Memorialize Your Loved One
Planning a funeral is not an easy task, and unfortunately, it comes with a high price tag. From a basic service fee of a funeral home to embalming, transportation, a casket and a burial plot, traditional funerals can get expensive quick. Crowdfunding can help with funeral costs, and it also gives a family the chance to memorialize their loved one in a meaningful way. Each campaign paints the unique story of an individual’s life from the perspective of the people closest to them. Friends, family and neighbors will feel compelled to contribute for the ways the deceased had touched their own lives.
Crowdfunding Is a Resource for Support
Although there are a variety of ways someone can help a family in mourning, such as delivering a home-cooked meal, buying gas gift cards, sending positive vibes or even offering a hug, crowdfunding has become a useful resource in contributing toward funeral arrangements as well as supporting the family with other unexpected bills as a result of the death of their loved one. Through the financial support of online fundraising, the family can focus on celebrating the life of their loved one. It’s also reassuring for them to know that their family, friends and neighbors are compassionate people who are there for them in their time of need.
More People Prefer Cremation
A traditional funeral service is not the only way to say goodbye. Cremation has become increasingly popular in recent decades because it is environmentally friendly, less expensive, and has been growing in acceptance in many religions. The NFDA estimated that 2015 would mark the year that the cremation rate would surpass burials. Although cremation can eliminate certain funeral expenses such as embalming, it still comes at a price. According to the Funeral Consumers Alliance, cremation rates range between $700 and $1,200, depending on where you live. If you don’t go the traditional route of funerals, crowdfunding can still accommodate whatever way you choose for your loved one’s final goodbye.
Honor a Loved One With a Dignified Goodbye
Families want to honor their loved one’s wishes for their final goodbye and there are various new ways to lay someone to rest. For example, green burials have gained recognition for being cost effective as well as beneficial for the environment, as the body returns naturally to the earth. Green burials replace embalming, concrete vaults and headstones with biodegradable caskets on a nature preserve in order to allow your loved one to rejoin the cycle of life. Also, remains can be transformed into a variety of beautiful objects that memorialize a loved one for eternity like a stained glass window or part of a manmade reef in the ocean. Whether you decide on a traditional funeral service or to transform your loved one’s ashes into a diamond, crowdfunding can subsidize the cost.
Let YouCaring Help With Funeral Costs
YouCaring’s platform is unique because it does not take a percentage of donations. All the funds raised go directly toward the cost of the funeral. YouCaring always gives you full access to your donations so that you can retrieve the funds needed when bills arise throughout the planning process.
Help ease the burden of funeral expenses. Start your funeral fundraiser now.